I have a deep abiding love for our city. As a native, I have been witness to her ups and to her downs. With each passing year I am reminded about her uniqueness and her beauty. We are fortunate to have Crossroads Charlotte provide us with a forum where we can share the possibilities and discuss what lies beneath surface - maybe we can bridge the gap between what separates us and what connects us.
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What a great way to get people thinking about the future!
Fortress Charlotte, Class Act, and The Beat Goes On all depicted caucasians as bad people, including the reference to the shooting in South Charlotte. Why was the shooting depicted in South Charlotte? These 3 videos were very prejudicial. I certainly don't treat people the way the actors in the videos did.
Charlotte has potential, and there have been many glimmers of hope that show Charlotte is changing for the better. In my experiences been much community organization such as the Charlotte Coalition for Social Justice, which is helping tackle the issue of discrimination and building inclusive relationships with students all around Charlotte Mecklenburg Schools. This organization has, over the... read more
With a stagnant powerbase and a lost population, our city could be devoured by the desire to have, rather than to be. The seeking of status can drive away the opportunities that maybe in our minds, and should be ours, but the “should have been” of our concern is not drift but demanding dominance without earning it. Charlotte has to be a city that is known for the hard working, and dedicated... read more
With an expanding city, and economic growth, these factors are sure to boost the aesthetic appearance and prospect perspective of a great city. Although as shown here in Class Act, the lack of intermingling or rather the steady continuum of the old south mindset will inherently leave us at a peak where the infrastructure is strong but our own inner structure of divided communal relationships can... read more
Coming from Yonkers, NY where there is a vast amount of gangs derived from ethnic and cultural backgrounds, I see that the biggest opportunity Charlotte has to deviate away from a Fortress Charlotte future, is educating the population on the vast cultures that Charlotte is home to and introducing these cultures, whether it is from local events being publicized more or cultural understanding... read more
This would be ideal if Charlotte came to this. Everyone living in an environment where everything was near 'perfect'. Charlotte would be at its greatest. But by how things look now, unfortunately, i don't think this would happen by 2015.
In the very beginning, I think it shows that just being friendly or talking to someone can make someone's day. I believe this to be true. Being friendly doesn't hurt. Also in the end where the community comes together to help build the center together is very nice and all, but I haven't really seen anything like that come true at least before my eyes.
Without a change within each person, real change cannot be initiated with genuineness. Though the quote used in the film was attributed to Ghandi, there is nothing we can truly do to change ourselves without the power of God in our lives. Anything else is temporary human behavior which is subject to falter and fail in the midst of life's inevitable struggles. Looking to God. however,... read more
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